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Re: Build-depend on source of a debian package

On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 01:31:35 +0200
Magnus Holmgren <holmgren@lysator.liu.se> wrote:

> Tim Dijkstra wrote:
> > A debian package I'm making has as part of its source a (almost)
> > verbatim copy of the source of a package that is already in debian.
> > It works perfectly like this and it's only 916K, but it feels a bit
> > of a waste to include it in the source package. 
> > I can't however build-depend on the source of another debian
> > package, can I? Should I ask for the other package to make an -dev
> > package containing the source? This also doesn't feel right,
> > because it's not a proper library... can make it into one of
> > course...
> >
> > Comments?
> >   
> Can you reveal the name of that other source package? It sounds like
> it would be better if the package you're making were built from it
> instead.

The package I'm making is µswsusp, the package it's using is vbetool.
It links in some routines from vbetool to post videocards at resume
time. It does of course do other stuff as well. 
I don't think it makes sense to make both package build from the same
source-package, they are both developed by somebody else.

µswsusp is still very much in it's alpha stage, so maybe I should just
ship it like this and try to work it out with both upstreams.

grts Tim

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